This Friday 17th 2.30 – 3.30 pm we need KONP supporters to come and sing 2 or 3 songs which will be recorded to be used in a short video being prepared for a little exhibition on KONP and protest at Kirkstall Abbey Museum this summer. The tunes are familiar, we have song sheets and will do a run through fist. Enthusiasm is all you need !
This Saturday 18th 11-12.30 : KONP stall, Green Road, Meanwood, outside Waitrose and the shopping centre opposite.
“ “ “ 1.30 – 4pm: placard making session at Inkwell Arts, 31Potternewton Lane, Chapel Allerton (about 200metres from Harrogate Road)
Sat. 25th March 11-12.30 KONP stall 11-12.30 outside Boots town centre store, Commercial St. near Trinity. .
Sat 1st April Yorkshire Health Campaigns Together March for the NHS assembling in Leeds at 11.30 outside Leeds Art Gallery.
Please encourage everyone you know to come
Speaking at meetings ; Let us know if you want a speaker at any trade union, political, campaign or community group meetings and help us spread the word about what is happening to our NHS.
Come to the next Leeds Keep our NHS Public meeting on Wednesday 22nd March 6.30 – 8 in the usual venue, O’Neill’s pub( side room) , Great George St , immediately behind Leeds Town Hall
Postcards available from Leeds KONP and also downloadable versions
We’ll be there, fighting for #OURNHS we won’t give up
Hard copies of postcards please contact us.
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Some pics from yesterday and latest minutes
21st January meet 11.30 Headrow and bring scrubs if you have.
23rd January West Yorks & Harrogate Joint Scrutiny Committee, 10.00am Leeds Civic Hall
24th January Leeds Adult Social Care Public Health & NHS Joint Scrutiny, 1.30pm Leeds Civic Hall
25th January, Leeds North CCG board, 2.30pm Reginald Centre, Chapeltown Road
Next Leeds KONP Meeting 23rd Feb. 6.30pm O’Neills
Singing this Friday 16.12 5.30 – 6.30 Dortmund Square – NHS Christmas songs
Dec 23rd at 12noon Howl for the NHS
Jan 21st KONP stall, location tbc
16th Feb (tentative) Public meeting
Sat 4th March London demo for NHS
Sat. April 1st Yorkshire demo
STP Lobby – About 25 turned out with banners and placards and a couple of people from Kirklees tried to get press passes. An NHS Employers Fed representative said that no one was prepared to come out and speak with us.. Some people shared info re developments in their area and we ended with singing and chanting. Leeds Beckett media students did some filming and Made in Leeds TV did a small interview piece but turned up after we had disbanded.
Leeds KONP and Hospital Alert went to support a stall at Dewsbury Hospital against STP and hospital cuts. Good turn out and lots of cars hooted. Huddersfield had a similar protest at the same time.
Unite have launched a campaign on STPs. Happy to facilitate a regional mtg with key Unite organisers and was positive about inviting GMB and Unison as well as reps from regional campaigns. GMB regional health organiser has already indicated she is keen to share info and joint work. Unite happy to be one of the speakers at a public mtg and assist with resources.
Leeds KONP took our banner to Hands Off Huddersfield Royal Infirmary event on 12.11. Also to Barnsley to support their action to save the hyper stroke unit and other services at Barnsley Hospital.
About 20 turned out for a stall, protest, leafleting in Dortmund square after the Chancellor offered no further funds for health or social care in his autumn statement.